Eric Diven

@longwalkwoodworking

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Vermont-based woodworker. Original designs and reproductions. Available for commissions.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, this one is the best.

I've always gotten a warm welcome, no matter how far I hiked to get there, or how I smelled. The showers have always been hot, the food has always been stellar, and the Guinness has always been poured perfectly.

Inns simply don't get any better. There are fancier places to be sure, but none better.

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, this one is the best. I've always gotten a warm welcome, no matter how far I hiked to get there, or how I smelled. The showers have always been hot, the food has always been stellar, and the Guinness has always been poured perfectly. Inns simply don't get any better. There are fancier places to be sure, but none better.

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8 days ago
Had to flatten the bench top a bit. Owing to where it crowned up, I now have a racing stripe! Zoom zoom!

Had to flatten the bench top a bit. Owing to where it crowned up, I now have a racing stripe! Zoom zoom!

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21 days ago
I'm no grammarian, but I'm pretty certain nobody involved in the making of this store display is either 🙄

I'm no grammarian, but I'm pretty certain nobody involved in the making of this store display is either 🙄

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28 days ago
Took off the @thefurnitureinstituteofma sticker and the plates and sold it to two guys who are going to strip it, cage it, bore it out .035" or .050", and race it. It sure hauled more lumber and furniture than Honda ever meant it to!

It also took @atbree and I on our honeymoon (the parts that weren't in a canoe anyway) and down every dirt road in Vermont as we looked for our wedding venue. It's been good, and it never truly left either of us stranded. We pass it on fondly to its new owner and wish them success in motorsport. 

Glad it's going to somebody capable of dealing with its (numerous) quirks (and recently blown head gasket) who isn't relying on it for day to day transportation.

We're looking forward to seeing it in its new life!

Now then, anybody wanna buy the roof rack?

 #hondacivic  #racecar  #bittersweet  #headgasket  #blownheadgasket  #solongandthanksforallthefish  #sold

Took off the @thefurnitureinstituteofma sticker and the plates and sold it to two guys who are going to strip it, cage it, bore it out .035" or .050", and race it. It sure hauled more lumber and furniture than Honda ever meant it to! It also took @atbree and I on our honeymoon (the parts that weren't in a canoe anyway) and down every dirt road in Vermont as we looked for our wedding venue. It's been good, and it never truly left either of us stranded. We pass it on fondly to its new owner and wish them success in motorsport. Glad it's going to somebody capable of dealing with its (numerous) quirks (and recently blown head gasket) who isn't relying on it for day to day transportation. We're looking forward to seeing it in its new life! Now then, anybody wanna buy the roof rack? #hondacivic #racecar #bittersweet #headgasket #blownheadgasket #solongandthanksforallthefish #Sold

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a month ago
@ottoportland: Is the human flesh I can get on my pizza pulled like the pork, or is it prepared some other way?

@ottoportland: Is the human flesh I can get on my pizza pulled like the pork, or is it prepared some other way?

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a month ago
Next step on this test panel: fairing the curves. The glue up leaves a surface that is a bunch of skinny flat pieces. I.e., some kind of polygon. I was fortunate to pick up a Stanley  #13 compass plane nearby to help turn that polygon into a circle. I could do the outside planing the chamfers lengthwise, but that still leaves the inside surface. So far, I'm pretty happy with this acquisition. We'll see how long it takes to get down through the tearout, but this bit went fast.

Next step on this test panel: fairing the curves. The glue up leaves a surface that is a bunch of skinny flat pieces. I.e., some kind of polygon. I was fortunate to pick up a Stanley #13 compass plane nearby to help turn that polygon into a circle. I could do the outside planing the chamfers lengthwise, but that still leaves the inside surface. So far, I'm pretty happy with this acquisition. We'll see how long it takes to get down through the tearout, but this bit went fast.

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a month ago
Test glue-up for a coopered panel. Sometimes I want to be real sure that a plan goes off as expected!

I cut the form for this on the ShopBot, and I continue to be impressed by how accurate it is. My MDF was .760 thick, so I drew the notches for the edge laps at that size, and got a lovely tight fit right off the machine.

Just another way I love blending traditional and modern woodworking techniques!

Test glue-up for a coopered panel. Sometimes I want to be real sure that a plan goes off as expected! I cut the form for this on the ShopBot, and I continue to be impressed by how accurate it is. My MDF was .760 thick, so I drew the notches for the edge laps at that size, and got a lovely tight fit right off the machine. Just another way I love blending traditional and modern woodworking techniques!

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a month ago
When you have a 10" board and 8" jointer, you look for alternatives. Why hello there, Shopbot!

When you have a 10" board and 8" jointer, you look for alternatives. Why hello there, Shopbot!

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a month ago
We introduced the girls to the ladies this morning. Nine chickens all together sure seems like a lot more chickens than two groups of five and four. Yikes.

We introduced the girls to the ladies this morning. Nine chickens all together sure seems like a lot more chickens than two groups of five and four. Yikes.

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a month ago
Continuing on the theme of cutting small things: when you have 56mm dominoes and need 48's.

Continuing on the theme of cutting small things: when you have 56mm dominoes and need 48's.

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a month ago
Anybody got a better workholding solution for cutting small parts like table buttons and dominoes?

I banged together this sled for that purpose, and it works OK for pieces around 3/4"/20mm thick. Dominoes don't really work on it, but they're usually longer, so it's less of a problem. Still, if you've got a better solution, I'd love to see it.

Anybody got a better workholding solution for cutting small parts like table buttons and dominoes? I banged together this sled for that purpose, and it works OK for pieces around 3/4"/20mm thick. Dominoes don't really work on it, but they're usually longer, so it's less of a problem. Still, if you've got a better solution, I'd love to see it.

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a month ago
Inspired by @pekovichwoodworks various techniques to router out waste in the pin board. The fence keeps you from going over the base line, the depth setting let's you clear the bottom of the half blind socket. A little bit of chopping remains to get the corners. 

Now, I'm not one to reach for a router normally, but chopping all the waste out of hickory by hand didn't sound like much fun to me.

Inspired by @pekovichwoodworks various techniques to router out waste in the pin board. The fence keeps you from going over the base line, the depth setting let's you clear the bottom of the half blind socket. A little bit of chopping remains to get the corners. Now, I'm not one to reach for a router normally, but chopping all the waste out of hickory by hand didn't sound like much fun to me.

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a month ago